Not really. First of all monitor and track how you spend your free time on a chart. From here you can visualise how much you actually spend and can see firsthand how successful you're at reducing it. Use an app like forest to set a period of time when you can't go on social media. Your tree will die if you leave the app so it's an incentive. Set this time when you often find yourself on it. Check have you done all your work, housework, eaten and drank, a bit of exercise or yoga, any other daily habits before you allow yourself to turn it on. It's a checklist you need to fill before you can move on. Delete the apps once you've decreased the time and have eased the urge to be on them. If you haven't, you'll just go straight back to them and break the habit. List other activities/hobbies you want to try or that look interesting and try one of them whenever you want to pick your phone up.
My tablet keeps track of what I am doing so if my time on social media is more than it should be I pay closer attention to how I use my time. In the past I have trained myself to be more intentional about my use of social media. I did this by having goals before I sign on such as checking on certain people, or groups, making a post. I set a timer for myself. For me 30 minutes was my max allowed time.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??